Webinar

What makes us tic?

Pathogenesis and clinical phenotypes of Tourette syndrome

Date

27 June 2024
6 pm - 7 pm (AEST)
Duration: 60 minutes

Location

Online

Organised by

RANZCP Events

Delivery

Online

Once considered rare, tic disorders are now acknowledged to be relatively common, yet often overlooked, leading to significant hidden disability and disruptions to quality of life.

During this webinar, Professor Valsamma Eapen, the recipient of the 2024 RANZCP Senior Research Award, will give insights on Tourette Syndrome (TS). TS is not a unitary condition but heterogeneous in clinical presentation, course, treatment response, and outcomes. Consequently, a wide range of therapeutic options have been trialled, ranging from psychoeducation to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities.

While the precise mechanisms underlying TS are yet to be understood, most people with TS also experience associated psychiatric comorbidities which may provide valuable clues on the pathogenesis and have important implications for management.

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact our events team at events@ranzcp.org.

Presenters

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Professor Valsamma Eapen

Valsa is Professor and Chair of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney and a clinical academic heading the Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South-West Sydney (AUCS). 

She is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Leadership Fellow and the Director of the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in supporting child and family health for priority populations. Valsa is also Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP); Co-Chair, Section on Developing countries and Zonal representative for Oceania, World Psychiatric Association (WPA); and Treasurer and President Elect, International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA). 

Valsa has published more than 450 peer reviewed articles and is currently part of research programs with funding of more than AU$40 million. Having trained in Medicine, Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, she focussed her research on understanding the determinants and early identification of neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism and Tourette Syndrome. She is the Medical Publicity and Liaison Officer for Tourette Syndrome Association Australia. 

Valsa served as the Director of Early Years program, Australian Autism Co-operative Research Centre and was involved in the development of the National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism. No disclosures to make other than competitive grant funding. 

Valsa is Professor and Chair of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney and a clinical academic heading the Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry South-West Sydney (AUCS). 

She is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Leadership Fellow and the Director of the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in supporting child and family health for priority populations. Valsa is also Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP); Co-Chair, Section on Developing countries and Zonal representative for Oceania, World Psychiatric Association (WPA); and Treasurer and President Elect, International Neuropsychiatric Association (INA). 

Valsa has published more than 450 peer reviewed articles and is currently part of research programs with funding of more than AU$40 million. Having trained in Medicine, Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, she focussed her research on understanding the determinants and early identification of neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism and Tourette Syndrome. She is the Medical Publicity and Liaison Officer for Tourette Syndrome Association Australia. 

Valsa served as the Director of Early Years program, Australian Autism Co-operative Research Centre and was involved in the development of the National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism. No disclosures to make other than competitive grant funding. 

Frequently asked questions

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I can't make it. Will this webinar be recorded?

Yes, this webinar will be recorded for future viewing. Registered attendees will receive an email notification once the recording is available.